Saturday, December 08, 2007

Another specialist

On Monday we are getting a third opinion about the pressure in Ian's lungs. We have been on a waiting list for the last month to see Dr. R----r A------n, son of the doctor who founded Children's Hospital here in Minneapolis, and named as the top pediatrician in the state. (He is not taking on any new patients but we know someone who knows someone, etc.)

We were concerned that the other doctors just "threw" tests and medication Ian's way, so hope the visit on Monday will shed more light. Just thought you'd like to know.

5 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Wishing you all the best

Anonymous said...

It's not what you know, it's who you know. I'm glad to hear you're getting Ian into such a good doctor!

Jessica said...

Hmmm, that last comment was from me!

anne said...

I wish you the best at your appointment. I should say, too, that this sounds very familiar to me. Archie had home oxygen for many months to combat the high pressures in his lungs. Although better now, his lung pressures still measure above average. Just wanted to say that I understand your confusion and worry.

Tom said...

Kim: Thanks

Jessica: We'll take it any way we can get it. :)

Anne: One doctor said something about prolonged high pressure causing scarring on the lungs, which made us call around. Glad to know there are others who have traveled this road ahead of us. Hope things are good with Archie now.